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Dannysdad July 13th, 2008 05:47 PM

Pre-Paid Gratuities
On our upcoming cruise we have pre-paid gratuities from our travel agent. My question is, how do the Staff know they have been tipped by us? Do we get vouchers to put in envelopes or is there another system.


CA Cruiser July 13th, 2008 05:51 PM

Yes, RCI delivers vouchers the last afternoon with envelopes. We just put the voucher in the envelope, wrtie a nice thank you and depending on the service, add a little more in cash or not. Then we had these to the specific individuals.

Irish Shark July 13th, 2008 05:52 PM

Your cabin Stewart will give you envelopes with a card in them that shows your tip.

dottiel July 13th, 2008 11:34 PM

This is the easiest way to go!

We just got home from our cruise to New England and we prepaid (always do). I just can't imange NOT doing this, it's so nice to know it's been taken care of in advance.

We too add a little note and a bit extra for service that is deserving of a little extra attention :wink:

haidapup July 14th, 2008 01:32 AM

Yes you will receive your vouchers and envelopes on the last day fully labeled and ready to hand out.

Southjersey43 July 15th, 2008 07:11 AM

can you ask RCCL to add the prepaid gratuities to your package if you want it added at a later date? I kinda like the idea of having the majority already taken care of.

dottiel July 15th, 2008 08:52 AM

Yes, there is a deadline to prepay once you are onboard.

We had a flyer placed in our room one night at turndown that gave the official "notice".

Southjersey43 July 15th, 2008 09:15 AM

ok, so if I was to call Royal C. ahead of sail date I could ask for it to be added or even do so on board. Very good. Thanks

dottiel July 15th, 2008 10:10 AM


Kamloops Cruiser July 15th, 2008 10:50 PM

We had to get our TA to add the gratuites for prepayment.

gavilan1 July 18th, 2008 02:23 PM

You do get vouchers for the room attendant, maitre'd, waiter, asst. waiter. Distribute them on last night or you might not see personnel again.

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